Diploma in Business Management


The two-year Business Management Diploma program's foundation courses provide an understanding of the basic skills and techniques required to be effective in today's business environment. Graduates will take specialized courses in management essentials, human resources management, business law, negotiations, operations management, enterprise development, business planning and international business.

Career Opportunities

The Business Management Diploma is designed to prepare students for entry-level management positions in both private and public sector organizations. The program is accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management, Canada's senior management association. Their CIM (Certified in Management) designation is a nationally-recognized benchmark in professional management. Graduates of KPU's Business Management Diploma can apply for their CIM designation with no additional coursework required. For more information about CIM (including experience requirements and exemption process) please visit cim.ca

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/business

Department's website: kpu.ca/business/business-management-diploma

Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Declaration Requirements

Students intending to graduate with this School of Business diploma must declare the credential. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Completion of a minimum of 15 credits of undergraduate coursework.

Curricular Requirements

Students must complete 60 credits that include:

Business Foundation Courses
BUSI 1215Organizational Behaviour3
BUSI 2390Business Law3
BUSI 2405Operations Management3
BUSI 2425Business Diploma Capstone3
MRKT 1199Introduction to Marketing3
Select one of the following groups:3-6
Group A
Accelerated Introductory Financial Accounting
Group B 1
Introductory Financial Accounting I
Introductory Financial Accounting II
Business Management Courses
BUSI 1110Fundamentals of Business in Canada3
BUSI 1115Interpersonal and Self-Management Skills3
BUSI 1210Essentials of Management3
BUSI 1250Human Resources Management I3
BUSI 2110Values, Rationality, and Power: Developing Wise Organizational Action3
BUSI 2465Negotiation Skills3
Breadth Education Courses
CBSY 1105Computer Business Applications3
CMNS 1140Introduction Workplace Writing and Communications3
ECON 1150Principles of Microeconomics3
ENGL 1100Introduction to University Writing3
GLBL 2000Intercultural Engagement in Practice3
Select one of the following:3
Business Mathematics
Differential Calculus
Calculus for Life Sciences I
Calculus I (Business Applications)
Select one of the following:3
Business Statistics
Quantitative Data Analysis I
Statistics I
Introduction to Statistics for Business
Applied Statistics
Introduction to Social Research Statistics
Select one course numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study except ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, HRMT, or MRKT 23
Total Credits60-63

Students who choose Group B may require more than 60 credits to graduate.


ECON 1250 is recommended for students who intend to proceed into any KPU BBA degree program after completing this diploma.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in Business Management.

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